The Ravestijn Gallery,
“Just as one element of Krijno’s work has been deciphered, another unidentifiable component arises, forcing viewers to constantly re-evaluate their understanding of the photograph as a whole.“
Painting, performance, photography and sculpture are continuously weaved together to create Nico Krijno’s (b. 1981, South Africa) characteristic visual aesthetic; Intensely playful and deeply non-linear, his work sharply re-adjusts and questions what we perceive as a photograph. Situated on a rural farm outside of Cape Town, Krijno’s studio and house acts as both a secluded space of production and a source of often discarded material that he consequently transforms into his theatrical scenes. His work represents a sustained experiment into the perceived truth of the medium, a venture which is ever more relevant in today’s shifting image culture.
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